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I downloaded Buffy last night

:::sigh:::

I really, really don't care about any of these people and I should. Right now, I should care passionately about these people, albeit in an it's-only-TV way, because watching S1-7.12, I did.

They should have spent the last five episodes making me care about Willow and Xander and Anya and Spike and above all, about Buffy. And as for pod-Giles? Feh.

It's like the end of XF all over again only most of the people I read online are that bit more bitter and pulling out the XF-burned-me-so-bad card, to which I say "frigging yarg", in lieu of a more coherent response.

Yarg should be a word.

I hope that ME does what 1013 did at the end of season seven, after the utter nadir that was Shite Club and pulls out two episodes that reminded everyone why they loved what they loved in the first place. Lots of people could do to be in love with Buffy again. It would make them happier online, thus sunshinying up my friendsfriends list. Only minus an equivalent for the last five minutes of Requiem, because who could stand that volume of outraged shouting again?

Sunshinying should be an adjective.

[Notice me not touching the issue of season eight and nine? Mytharc stories excepted, I pretty much liked 'em once I had got used to the change. More or less. Give and take. Comme ci, comme ca. Liked the boy Doggett and even liked loopy-but-honest Reyes, but I realise this is not a common view]

This morning I was more keen to watch the downloaded Smallville than Buffy (though I did not because, feh, work) because at least I know I'm not watching Smallville for the quality of the writing or plotting. I am watching that for the dumb fun of it, and so I can heckle it and for the sleek camp joy that is Michael Rosenbaum's Lex.

You can tell I am not a proper Smallville fan because I quite like Lana. Yes, she's shallow but she's trying not to be, and yes she's manipulative and turns on a sixpence and yes, I prefer Chloe too, but HELLO, Lana's a teenager and she's got abandonment issues.

She can't interfere with the HoYay in your head, can she? LEAVE THE POOR GIRL ALONE. < g >

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coffeeandink
May. 7th, 2003 08:51 am (UTC)
I find myself constructing mental apologia for Lana (SV) and Amy (EW) whenever I catch the shows, in wincing anticipation of the online bashing. This is just too much effort for shows I do not care about.

Buffy thoughts too complicated to inflict on your comments.
infinitemonkeys
May. 7th, 2003 09:00 am (UTC)
Buffy thoughts too complicated to inflict on your comments.

But I hope I might read them in your LJ, because I would very much like to be looking on the bright side of this show that I like so much and an intelligent commentary would do that.

I watched Conversations With Dead People the other day and thought "yes, this is why I love this".

I like thinking "this is why I love this". I do not like thinking "what the fuck was *that*?", which was the root of my difficulty with some XF episodes and some of Chris Carter's choices in general, and latterly, with some Buffy episodes.

However, Angel? Loving that a lot lately. *g*
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infinitemonkeys
May. 7th, 2003 09:04 am (UTC)
As for everyone being grouchy and mean, the Hellmouth is leaking. Everyone is mean.

Yeah, a Hellmouth could do that to people. A Hellmouth or the internet. One of the two.
quasiradiant
May. 7th, 2003 09:13 am (UTC)
i agree with you about s8-9 of x-files. i rather liked doggett and reyes. this is an opinion which, i believe, gets you flogged in most countries around the world, however.
noelleleithe
May. 7th, 2003 09:32 am (UTC)
I rather liked them as well. No, S8 and 9 weren't The X-Files Of Yore, and it was never quite the same without MulderAndScullyTogether (as the leads, that is, not in a romantic sense, which is an entirely different discussion *g*). But they weren't the crapola some people would have liked them to be, either.
corianderstem
May. 7th, 2003 09:56 am (UTC)
I'm at the point now where I want to go back and watch XF S8. I did like Doggett quite a bit. Not so much Reyes, but I can deal. I'm still leery of S9 because I was so ambivalent about the show at that point, and I really wanted to be excited/sad/feeling anything about the show ending, and I couldn't.

But yeah, my S8 tapes are calling me.

Aaaaaliiiiiiiiiiiicccciiiiiiiaaaaaaaaaa! Watch us! Aaaaaallliiiiiiiiciiiiaa!
infinitemonkeys
May. 7th, 2003 10:18 am (UTC)
Oh you'll hate bits of it. But some bits you will not.

I preferred S9 in odd ways, because there was no pretence it was about Mulder any more -- except for the bit where they thought it would be a tophole idea to follow up wrenching out Scully's heart with a pisstake of the Brady Bunch. And the killing off the Gunman thing, which really was a "flamethrower to 1013's collective nads" moment.

By the time The Truth rolled around I was ready for things to be finished with the original characters. But Doggett and Reyes, I would have watched more of
se_parsons
May. 7th, 2003 10:13 am (UTC)
I started watching Buffy becuase of Spike. I still like him. I also like Faith, Andrew and surprisingly, Dawn.

The rest of them bore me.

Angel is again, much better. Buffy seems to be slumping toward its last gasp like it did the entire season with "the Intiative" and the incredibly dull Riley."
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